Anarchist Mountain Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-3.5h
Distance
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39.1 km
Elevation
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752 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Cycling Anarchist Mountain is a great adventure that will take you uphill from Osoyoos for some breathtaking views overlooking the lake and surrounding Okanagan Valley landscape. While out on this classic climb, you will make your way across Osoyoos Lake and steadily uphill past lovely wineries and rugged mountain peaks before reaching the scenic viewpoints at the top of the trail. Be sure to set out early in order to avoid the traffic that will inevitably be on the road during later times of day.

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Route Description for Anarchist Mountain Trail

If you are after a fun climb through a stretch of the Okanagan Valley landscape that offers a good challenge and scenic views of vineyards and lakes, then the Anarchist Mountain Trail is a great option for a fun day out on the road. This classic climb will lead you to breathtaking vistas and offers an exhilarating descent of the mountainside that will make the long uphill climb worthwhile. Be sure to set out early in order to fully enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape while avoiding traffic.

Setting out from Osoyoos, you will make your way east across the lake and pass through East Osoyoos before beginning the uphill portion of your ride. Here, you will follow the route as it turns to the southeast and skirts along the scenic shoreline, swinging back to the north as you meet back up with the highway to climb further uphill. Continue your climb and enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding vineyards, winding back and forth along the mountainside until you arrive at the terminus of the route along Grizzly Drive. Enjoy the scenic views overlooking the lake, valley, and surrounding mountain peaks before making the fun descent along the same route for the return leg of your journey back to Osoyoos.

Getting to the Anarchist Mountain Trail Trailhead

To reach the starting point of the Anarchist Mountain Route from Oliver, head south on Main Street for 1.3 km and continue straight along BC-97 for 18.6 km. Make a left onto Main Street/BC-3 and follow it for 1.3 km, where you will find the entrance to the parking area on the left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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